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LGD: Underdogs

Well, let’s get that last game out of our minds and appreciate the ride.

Losing Kadri for the next three games is going to hurt, but in no way is it going to kill this team.

If anything, the Penguins-Flyers game from last night has taught us that one game only means one game in the playoffs. No reason this should not be an open and competitive game for both sides.

These Kadri-less Leafs still look strong and capable to do the job against the ugly-ass Bruins.

Leafs Lines

LW C RW
Leo Komarov
LEO KOMAROV

Rating: 70.1#114 LW

Auston Matthews
AUSTON MATTHEWS

RATING: 83.4#11 C

William Nylander
WILLIAM NYLANDER

RATING: 78.2#22 RW

Zach Hyman
ZACH HYMAN

Rating: 72.2#70 LW

Patrick Marleau
PATRICK MARLEAU

Rating: 74.9#51 C

Mitch Marner
MITCH MARNER

RATING: 76.3#74 RW

James van Riemsdyk
JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK

RATING: 78.5#22 LW

Tyler Bozak
TYLER BOZAK

RATING: 73.2#140 C

Connor Brown
CONNOR BROWN

RATING: 70.6#145 RW

Andreas Johnsson
ANDREAS JOHNSSON

Rating: 72.6#60 LW

Tomas Plekanec
TOMAS PLEKANEC

RATING: 71.3#210 C

Kasperi Kapanen
KASPERI KAPANEN

RATING: 70.3#154 RW

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Morgan Rielly
MORGAN RIELLY

RATING: 76.5#26 LD

Ron Hainsey
RON HAINSEY

RATING: 72.9#74 RD

Jake Gardiner
JAKE GARDINER

RATING: 76.6#22 LD

Nikita Zaitsev
NIKITA ZAITSEV

RATING: 72.6#81 RD

Travis Dermott
TRAVIS DERMOTT

RATING: 73.6#60 LD

Roman Polak
ROMAN POLAK

RATING: 70.2#133 RD

  • The best fourth-line in hockey is reunited with Andreas Johnsson back in the lineup
  • Leo Komarov on the left of Matthews, let’s see how that works
  • Patrick Marleau as the 2C replacement
  • Roman Polak is still here

Bruins Lines

LW C RW
Brad Marchand
BRAD MARCHAND

RATING: 84.2#2 LW

Patrice Bergeron
PATRICE BERGERON

RATING: 84.1#7 C

David Pastrnak
DAVID PASTRNAK

RATING: 80.7#10 RW

Jake DeBrusk
JAKE DEBRUSK

RATING: 76.2#41 LW

David Krejci
DAVID KREJCI

RATING: 75.9#80 C

Rick Nash
RICK NASH

RATING: 75.0#60 RW

Danton Heinen
DANTON HEINEN

RATING: 74.3#78 LW

Noel Acciari
NOEL ACCIARI

Rating: 69.8#153 C

David Backes
DAVID BACKES

RATING: 73.5#131 RW

Tim Schaller
TIM SCHALLER

RATING: 70.0#184 LW

Sean Kuraly
SEAN KURALY

RATING: 69.8#249 C

Tommy Wingels
TOMMY WINGELS

RATING: 70.8#139 RW

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Zdeno Chara
ZDENO CHARA

RATING: 76.2#30 LD

Charlie McAvoy
CHARLIE MCAVOY

RATING: 76.1#39 RD

Torey Krug
TOREY KRUG

RATING: 80.2#5 LD

Kevan Miller
KEVAN MILLER

RATING: 73.3#67 RD

Matt Grzelcyk
MATT GRZELCYK

RATING: 73.0#74 LD

Adam McQuaid
ADAM MCQUAID

RATING: 71.4#112 RD

  • No changes from Thursday
  • These lines are as deep as the dumpster Marchand lives in
  • The top line is good, I’m sure that’s the first you have heard it.

Starting Goalies

Andersen faced 40 shots on Thursday, while Rask only had to face 27.

Hopefully those numbers will switch places tonight;. Both of these goaltenders are capable of standing on their heads and shutting the opposition out. But I would say that Rask is the goaltender more capable of completely falling straight on his ass and letting in multiple flukey goals – Andersen less so.

Their lines for the season:

Rask: 34-14-5 W-L | 2.36 GAA | 0.917 SV% | 3 SO

Notes From The Press



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